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The spiral jars were first realized  on the wheel. After making a perfectly shaped vessel, whose body resides between the cup of the base and the opening of the mouth, i wanted to create tension betw...

In 2015-16 I’ve been playing with shapes that allowed me to move from hand building to throwing easier than before. One of my first exercises with Frank Mason’s painting class at the Art ...

March 2016 Series started in (September 2015) with sketches of a wood screw. Some of the pieces are about finding a balance between the underlying form and the “teeth” of the spiral. Both parts of...

Ceramics from this last month. Been working on two series: (1) a body of vessels I call the ‘earth’ series, based on memories of the land, ground, and earth in India, particularly Northern Bihar, ...

4/20/15 more and more my pinch pots are resembling small Japanese tea cups – something about their form, the roundness and size extend the shape of your hands cupped, and fit perfectly to hold t...

after sitting around creating pinched pots for days and not being happy with any of them I found use of them as experiments in staining after bisque in water with some pigments. Initially I tired usin...

This series of photos show the development of a bowl from green stage through glazing and final product. I did this to record what the piece looked like when I first made it, with the clay dark brown ...

… to being with, there is shape. the recent set of pinch pots helped me experiment with the surface texture. I began smearing slip on the surface of a hard clay pot, fast drying the outside with ...

worked on sea urchin – pinch pot,  change it by adding a feminine neck, took the thorns up the neck, around the lip and inside the form. Next, began twisting the thorns on themselves, rising, f...

My first onggi pot was a challenge it working with the materials at this size. My kiln limitations were set at 26 inches height, but still the weight of the pot wet, carrying it back and forth from th...

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